Floyd Mayweather draws infamous name for next exhibition opponent

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By: Milan Ordoñez | 1 month ago
Floyd Mayweather draws infamous name for next exhibition opponent
Floyd Mayweather at the 2022 Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. IMAGO

Floyd Mayweather is scheduled for another exhibition boxing match. This time, his opponent bears a name that’s been connected with decades of notoriety, particularly in the world of organized crime. 

Floyd Mayweather draws an infamous name for next fight

As reported by multiple outlets on Wednesday, Floyd Mayweather will be facing John Gotti III in his next exhibition bout. The event aptly dubbed as “Last Names Matter” will take place on June 11th at FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. 

This will be Mayweather’s sixth exhibition bout in five years, with his most recent one happening in February Bellator fighter turned TV star Aaron Chalmers. The two fought to a no decision at the 02 Arena in London. 

Who is John Gotti III?

Floyd Mayweather’s upcoming opponent may sound familiar for crime buffs. John Gotti III Is the grandson of the late infamous mobster of the same name, who wreaked havoc in New York City throughout the 80s and 90s as the flashy and dapper boss of the Gambino Crime family. 

The younger Gotti didn’t follow the footsteps of his father and grandfather and instead ventured into prizefighting. The 30-year-old competitor began his pro career in 2017 under CES, where he’s compiled a 5-1 record. 

Gotti III made his professional boxing debut in October 2022, which he won on the scorecards. He fought again in January and won via first round TKO. 

Floyd Mayweather’s recent run

Floyd Mayweather retired from professional competition after his 2017 blockbuster fight with UFC superstar Conor McGregor. “Money” Mayweather won the bout via tenth round TKO to compile a 50-0 record. 

Since then, he’d been actively competing in exhibition matches against Rizin fighters like Tenshin Nasukawa in 2018, and Mikuru Asakura, and YouTuber Deji Olatunji in 2022 – all of whom he defeated via TKO. He also faced internet sensation and WWE talent Logan Paul in 2021, whom he went the distance with. 

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Milan Ordoñez
Milan Ordoñez

Milan Ordoñez has been covering combat sports since 2012 and has been part of the Bloody Elbow staff since 2016. He’s also competed in amateur mixed martial arts and submission grappling tournaments.

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